Delivering On Demand Apps on Windows 10

You can distribute applications to Windows 10 devices, allowing for a seamless user experience.

There are two ways to distribute applications: On Demand and Auto.  On Demand allows users to initiate the download and install of an app presented in the Intelligent Hub app catalog when they decide that they need access to the app.  Auto will download and install the app automatically on the device without requiring the user to interact with the app from the Intelligent Hub app catalog.

This exercise will show how to deploy the 7-Zip executable as an On Demand app.

1. Add Internal Application

Add Internal Application

In the upper-right corner of Workspace ONE UEM Console:

  1. Select Add.
  2. Select Internal Application.

2. Upload Application

Upload Application

Click Upload.

2.1. Find the Application Installer

Find the Application MSI

Click the Choose File button.

2.2. Upload the 7-Zip EXE File

  1. Click Documents.
  2. Click HOL.
  3. Select the 7z1604-x64 executable file.
  4. Click Open.

2.3. Save the EXE File

Saving the MSI File

Click Save.

2.4. Continue to the App Settings

  1. Select No for Is this a dependency app?
  2. Click Continue.

3. Configure App Details

  1. Enter a name for your application: 7-Zip. This name will be displayed in the app catalog to your users.
  2. Select 64-bit for the Supported Processor Architecture.

3.1. Configure Application Files

  1. Select the Files tab.
  2. Scroll down to find the App Uninstall Process section.
  3. Enter the following for Uninstall Command: 7z1604-x64.exe /Uninstall

Note: For information about copying text from the manual, see the Guidance section.

3.2. Select Deployment Options

  1. Select Deployment Options.
  2. Scroll down until you see the option for Install Command.
  3. Enter Install Command as: 7z1604-x64.exe /S

Note: For information about copying text from the manual, see the Guidance section.

3.3. Add Identify Application Condition

  1. Scroll down to find the When To Call Install Complete section.
  2. Select Defining Criteria for Identity Application By.
  3. Click Add.

3.4. Configure the Install Complete Defining Criteria

  1. Select File Exists for the Criteria Type.
  2. Enter C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zFM.exe for the Path.
  3. Click Add.

Note: For information about copying text from the manual, see the Guidance section.

4. Save and Assign the Application

Click Save & Assign.

4.1. Configure Assignment Distribution

Add an Assignment
  1. Enter All Devices for the Name.
  2. Click the Assignment Groups field.
  3. Select All Devices ([email protected]) from the list.

4.2. Add Assignment Group and Push Mode

Add Assignment Group and Push Mode
  1. Select On Demand for the App Delivery Method. This will make the app available to your assigned users in the app catalog.
  2. Enable the Display in App Catalog setting.
  3. Click Create.

Note: You now have the ability to choose if the app is displayed in the app catalog or not. This is helpful when deploying driver updates or scripted actions and don't want the end-user to see this in the catalog.

4.3. Save the Assignments

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Click Save to save the app assignments.

4.4. Publish the Application

Save and Publish the Application

Click Publish to publish the application to the list of devices shown.

4.5. Confirm App Creation

Preview the Assigned Devices

The 7-Zip application has been created and assigned to the All Devices smart group. Continue to the next step.


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